They Don't Need to Kill Us
If you've ever had your planet overrun by aliens, you know that it's not nearly as entertaining as Hollywood makes it out to be. The beings usually aren't friendly, and the Avengers never come to save you. It's you, whatever outdated technology you own, and and whatever level of patriotism you can muster--the more patriotic, the better. I've seen too many people join the fight, and give in, for lack of belief in what it is we are saving.
Everything You Want is in the Middle of a Frozen Lake.
As illogical as it is, I tend to think of myself as the only one; in a world of billions--the only one. The only one scared of not achieving my goals, of not "making" it in life. The only one dealing with loss and rejection. The only one with a frozen lake.